Thomas Pringle

(5 January 1789 – 5 December 1834 / Blaiklaw)

The Emigrant's Farewell


Our native land - our native vale -
A long and last adieu!
Farewell to bonny Teviotdale,
And Cheviot mountains blue.

Farewell, ye hills of glorious deeds,
And streams renown'd in sing -
Farewell ye braes and blossom'd meads,
Our hearts have lov'd so long.

Farewell, the blythesome broomy knowes,
Where thyme and harebells grow -
Farewell, the hoary, haunted howes,
O'erhung with birk and sloe.

The mossy cave and mouldering tower
That skirt our native dell -
The martyr's grave, and lover's bower,
We bid a sad farewell!

Home of our love! our fathers' home!
Land of the brave and free!
The sail is flapping on the foam
That bears us far from thee.

We seek a wild and distant shore,
Beyond the western main -
We leave thee to return no more,
Nor view thy cliffs again!

Our native land - our native vale -
A long and last adieu!
Farewell to bonny Teviotdale,
And Scotland's mountains blue!

Submitted: Monday, May 28, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Emigrant's Farewell by Thomas Pringle )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. लिमारिक #16, Ronjoy Brahma
  2. लिमारिक #15, Ronjoy Brahma
  3. 3 WORDS..., DRASHI SHAH
  4. Hmm, Pradip Chattopadhyay
  5. Following Jane, David Lewis Paget
  6. Asleep Under Stars, Phil Soar
  7. Epidemic, Aftab Alam
  8. The Desire, Aftab Alam
  9. My heart speaks true, Andy Sayasone
  10. Archeology, Is It Poetry

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

Compleyne ne koude, ne might myn herte never,
My peynes halve, ne what torment I have,
Though that I sholde in your presence ben ever,
Myn hertes lady, as wisly he me save
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Unity is Strength, S.D. TIWARI
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. After Making Love We Hear Footsteps, Galway Kinnell
  10. Blackberry Eating, Galway Kinnell

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]